Tube and Pipe Production

The tube and pipe production technology area encompasses mills and all of the equipment that makes a mill run successfully: tooling, welding units, nondestructive testers, bundlers, scarfing equipment, straighteners, scrap choppers, and washing systems.

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Roll-Kraft opens facility in Texas

May 22, 2015

Mentor, Ohio-based Roll-Kraft has opened its fourth location, Roll-Kraft Texas, in East Houston. The 12,000-sq-.ft. facility is equipped with CNC machines from Mori Seiki to meet customers rework tooling needs in a variety of roll diameters. The company also offers in-house tube and pipe and...

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Measuring weld heat to evaluate weld integrity

May 14, 2015

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Eddy current and ultrasonic testing are suitable for tube and pipe mills and have been used for weld seam flaw detection for decades, but a new process, thermography, is an alternative. By measuring the heat signature of the weld seam as it cools, it provides information about weld integrity at and below the surface.

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Choosing a welding process for tubular profiles

May 14, 2015

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Roll formers that want to branch out to welded profiles need to know about the main welding processes – GTAW, laser, and induction. This article compares and contrasts each process so roll formers can determine which is best for particular applications.

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Schuler completes preassembly of spiral pipe mills for customers in Saudi Arabia, Mexico

May 13, 2015

Schuler has announced it has completed preassembly of two spiral pipe mills: one for Tuberías Procarsa, a manufacturer of steel pipes based in Mexico, and the other for Group Five Pipe Saudi Ltd. Tuberías Procarsa will use the offline spiral pipe line to produce large pipes with diameters of...

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Ametek acquires Global Tubes

May 8, 2015

Ametek Inc., Berwyn, Pa., a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, has acquired Global Tubes, a manufacturer of high-precision, small-diameter metal tubing. Global Tubes—which comprises Fine Tubes, based in Plymouth, U.K., and Superior Tube, based in...

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Xiris signs NDT Technologies as agent in India

May 8, 2015

Xiris Automation, Burlington, Ont., has signed NDT Technologies Ltd. as its exclusive distributor in India of Xiris products for the tube and pipe and welding industries, including the WI2000p postweld inspection system and the XVC weld camera product line. A distributor of NDT and inspection...

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Spiral pipe welding automation drives productivity

April 23, 2015

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To meet demand from the petroleum industry, spiral pipe producers have turned to advanced automated systems to ramp up production

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TimkenSteel commissions world's largest jumbo bloom vertical caster

April 20, 2015

TimkenSteel, a provider of alloy steel products and services, held an open house ceremony April 17 to celebrate the commissioning of its jumbo bloom vertical caster, the largest of its kind in the world, according to the company, at the Faircrest Steel Plant in Canton, Ohio. The $200 million...

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Addison Machine announces plans for new facility in Texas

April 17, 2015

Addison Machine Eng. Inc., Reedsburg, Wis., has announced plans to open a new roll tooling facility near Houston. According to the company, the expansion is spurred by the company’s growth in the OCTG market. This year is the firm’s 50th year in business serving the tube and pipe industry....

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T&B Tube to relocate to Indiana

March 31, 2015

T&B Tube Co. has announced plans to move from South Holland, Ill., to Gary, Ind. The move is slated for completion by the end of 2015. The company, which has 80 employees, produces welded steel tube and offers plating, cutting, and deburring...

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Superior Tube and Fine Tubes appoint sales manager

March 19, 2015

Superior Tube, Collegeville, Pa., and Fine Tubes, Plymouth, U.K., manufacturers of precision tubing for critical applications, have announced the appointment of Erik Latranyi as sales manager – Americas. Based at Superior Tube’s head office, Latranyi focuses on developing a stronger...

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T&H Lemont names program and marketing manager for Asian markets

March 13, 2015

Countryside, Ill.-based T&H Lemont, an Inductotherm Group company, has appointed Gavin Chen as program and marketing manager. His efforts focus on managing customer needs in Asian industrial markets and assisting with negotiations and project management for the firm’s pipe and tube technologies....

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Fine Tubes and Superior Tube name distribution partner in Japan

March 13, 2015

Plymouth, U.K.-based Fine Tubes and Collegeville, Pa.-based Superior Tube, manufacturers and suppliers of precision tubes for critical applications, have signed a two-year contract with Fusoh Aviation Co. Ltd. to act as their distribution partner in Japan for the aerospace and space sectors....

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Fine Tubes appoints sales engineer

March 10, 2015

Plymouth, U.K.-based Fine Tubes, a manufacturer of precision tubing for critical applications across a range of global markets, has appointed Romeu Rei as sales engineer. Rei is involved primarily in the aerospace and nuclear markets. A mechanical engineering graduate from the Instituto...

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Axis Pipe and Tube receives API certifications

March 9, 2015

Axis Pipe and Tube Inc., a Prolamsa Group company, has announced receipt of American Petroleum Institute (API) certifications API-5CT, API 5L, and API Spec Q1, as well as ISO: 9001(2008), for its newly opened pipe and tubular products manufacturing facility in Bryan, Texas. The $150 million...

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